It seems that CD Projekt Red is in the news yet again this week. This time, for a “Whoops!” moment that their Turkish publisher Bilkom had earlier regarding Cyberpunk 2077. Apparently, the publisher has let slip that gamers will get their hands on the title in 2019. The Turkish branch of gaming website VG247 spotted a tweet (which has been deleted) from the publisher, which accidentally broke the news.
Roughly translated from the original Turkish, the tweet reads as follows:
“The makers of the Witcher series, CD Projekt’s new game [is] Cyberpunk 2077. With assurance [/guarantee] in Turkey in the year 2019.”
As of right now, there’s been no comment made by CD Projekt Red on this supposed slip. That being said, with Bilkom being the publisher for the game in Turkey, it would stand to reason that they would have inside knowledge of projected release dates for CD Projekt Red’s next blockbuster game. Therefore, it’s completely feasible that we’ll actually get our chance to explore the streets of Night City in 2019, especially as that year has been hinted at before.
With the relatively large amount of news and videos that we’ve seen about Cyberpunk 2077 since E3 back in June, it’s easy to tell that the developer has been doing a lot to whet our whistles for this title. Developers typically don’t do that sort of thing for a game that has a few years left to go in production. Between this slip-up, and the 48 minutes of gameplay footage that CD Projekt Red released in August on the game’s official YouTube channel, those of us who really want to get our hands on this title have just been given some hope.
Thanks to a clever audience member at CD Projekt Red’s financial results conference, who asked about the ambitious RPG, studio head Adam Badowski said at the company’s that work on the upcoming game was “quite advanced”. Badowski also stated that the team working on the game was the studio’s biggest, and comprised of “several hundred people”. Those seemingly innocuous statements seem to have lit a renewed fire in the bellies of fans, and we’re all clamoring for more details on Cyberpunk 2077.
Now, this of course isn’t official word, and shouldn’t be taken as such until CD Projekt Red formally announces the release date in a public way. Whether some prankster intern was messing with us, or if Bilkom actually dropped the ball is yet to be determined. We did hear from Mike Pondsmith (the game’s creator) at E3 this year that we may be waiting a few years for this title. Still, considering the source material, it would be fitting if the game released in 2020.
As we said, this is still unconfirmed information, and should be taken with a hefty grain of salt (as with all rumors). Still, we here at PCU will continue to monitor things, and will be bringing you any other news we see as it develops.
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